Stewart MacFarlane - The Real World

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Exhibition dates: 25 July to 1 September

Exhibition opening: 

Saturday 27 July, at 2pm 2019 

FREE entry

Stewart MacFarlane - The Real World

MacFarlane has held more than sixty solo exhibitions, studied and lived in the US as well as Australia and has shown in Europe and Asia.

'THE REAL WORLD' explores Stewart’s practice which spans 4 decades and this exhibition will feature works from each era. His pop-inspired paintings depict dark and often disturbing unfinished narratives.

MacFarlane has exhibited extensively in Australia, Europe and the United States. His work is held by collections including The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; the Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth; Artbank, Sydney; regional and university collections and internationally in the United States.

“I have retained a consistent vision ever since that time. I have pursued realism combined with an open-ended narrative. I believe my figurative work would complement the direction of the gallery, particularly with the success of The Naked and The Nude prize that has been a feature of the gallery. My work would cover a broad range of subject matter however and the nude would only be a small proportion of the whole exhibition. Other subject matter features such things as, the figure in urban spaces, the ocean, loneliness, couples, travel and childhood. My paintings are known for their bold colour and strong narratives”.